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    I had been looking at the medalist II for a couple of years trying to find one affordable (to me at least) the ones that are in good condition fetch pretty high dollars, I finally found one off another forum that looked very nice and reasonably priced, I sold off one of my rolleis to get it, should be getting it tomorrow, I have another rollei so i dont feel too guilty. The ektar line of lenses are great, i have the 105mm up to the 14 in commercial, I think the one on the medalist is the same design as the 105 or at least i hope it is because the 105 is awsome. I think it would be worth getting a cla and shooting it, you wont be disappointed.
    "Why thats one of those old black and white cameras aint it?"

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    The 100/3.5 Medalist Ektar and the 105/3.7 Ektar that mainly appeared on 2x3" Graphics are coated Heliar types. Most of the other Ektar lenses of that era are Tessar types.
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    I bought a non-functional Medalist for $75.00 a couple of years ago and had it repaired by Precision Camera Repair in Illinois for $250.00 (no conversion to 120.) So the quote of $350.00 for a cleaned functional, non-converted camera sounds about right.

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    What I have always wondered is what kind of glue the engineers in Rochester sniffed during the design phase? Why design a professiona camera, then have it take an amateur film spool?
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
    What I have always wondered is what kind of glue the engineers in Rochester sniffed during the design phase? Why design a professiona camera, then have it take an amateur film spool?
    They were sniffing profits on film sales, I think, particularly since the cameras were sold to the military as well as the public, and they could only take Kodak rollfilm, though there was also a sheet film adapter for the Medalist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    They were sniffing profits on film sales, I think, particularly since the cameras were sold to the military as well as the public, and they could only take Kodak rollfilm, though there was also a sheet film adapter for the Medalist.
    Didn't all the other film manufacturers get in on the act though and produce their own 620 film ruining Kodak's game of monopoly?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ilford-B-W-620...QQcmdZViewItem


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    I think I have decided what to do. I am going to list it on the APUG classifieds for 100.00 plus Paypal and Shipping. If it doesn't sell by the time Christmas is over, then I will send it off to be repaired. I would just save it, but part of my going through these old cameras is that I am raising money for Christmas for the kids and Darkroom stuff, if there is a surplus.

    Edit to add:

    I will also give it a thorough cleaning first.. Q-Tips ahoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomem View Post
    I am debating on whether to sell this one as is or to send it off after Christmas and have it repaired. Want to buy mine Toffle?
    Ahh... you have found my weakness. (unfortunately, so has my wife... :rolleyes: )

    Soooo tempting...
    Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

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    <...gets ready to arm-wrestle Toffle...>

    I don't think you'll have any trouble selling this before Christmas.

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    maybe i should up the price... anyone want to bid?

    Sorry, was typing with one hand. (Save your jokes, I was agitating film) I called the old man it belonged to and he said he would like me to list it for 150.00 and start from there. So, I will clean it up and photograph it tonight and it will go up sometime tonight and lets see what happens.

    By the way, I used the manual cock and got the shutter to fire once. I cannot replicate it, though I think I might have done something accidentally.

    Also, I have a Kodak Duaflex too, it works perfectly and is really clean with the case, so I will list it for 40.00 as well.
    Last edited by photomem; 11-22-2009 at 04:36 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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